Category Archives: international law

Federal Court Dismisses Action by “Traditional Authority and Miskitu Government-In-Exile” against Nicaragua

Here are the materials in Robertson v. Republic of Nicaragua (N.D. Cal.): 78 Amended Complaint 81 Motion to Dismiss 82 Motion for Sanctions 84 Response to Motion to Dismiss 85 Response to Motion for Sanctions 87 Reply in Support of … Continue reading

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Oh, When Will We Get a Better Government?

Here: “US votes against UN motion to condemn gay sex death penalty ‘over fears executions could be banned in the States’”

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Competitor Challenge to North Fork Rancheria Casino Continues

Here are the materials in Club One Casino Inc. v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint 22 Motion to Supplement Administrative Record 25 Response 26 Reply 30 DCT Order

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Canada PM Trudeau at UN on First Nations Relations

Here. An excerpt from the statement summary: Statement Summary:  JUSTIN TRUDEAU, Prime Minister of Canada, recalled that, throughout his country’s history, it had worked hard to achieve its ambitions at home and elsewhere in the world. Canada was built on … Continue reading

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Columbia Law School Indigenous Peoples Working Conference

COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL PRESENTS A WORKING CONFERENCE  Identity and Implementation: The Next Ten Years of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People Walter Echohawk, lunchtime keynote speaker Saturday, November 4, 2017  Columbia Law School, 435 West 116th … Continue reading

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Webcast: The Tenth Anniversary of the Adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Sept. 13-14, 2017)

The Tenth Anniversary of the Adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 13–14 September 2017 ● Boulder, Colorado Webcast will be live from 9 am to 4pm on 13 September  Mountain Daylight Time (UTC -6) … Continue reading

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Protection of Traditional Cultural Resources – Working Draft of NARF

Here: Protection of Traditional Cultural Resources – Working Draft of NARF From NCAI: Dear Leaders: This is an important time for protection of tribal cultural resources.  The World Intellectual Property Organization, an agency of the United Nations, is considering the … Continue reading

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TICA CLE: “International Treaties, Agreements, and Instruments which include Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources, or Traditional Cultural Expressions” (Feb. 2, 2017)

Here. The description: This CLE will provide an overview of select international treaties, agreements and other instruments that have provisions regarding Traditional Knowledge (TK), Genetic Resources (GR), or Traditional Cultural Expressions (TCE).  Primarily in the past 25 years, many such … Continue reading

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Bob Miller on the United States Duty to Confer with American Indian Governments

Robert Miller has posted his paper, “Consultation or Consent: The United States Duty to Confer with American Indian Governments,” forthcoming in the North Dakota Law Review. Here is the abstract: This article explores the current international law movement to require … Continue reading

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From Doctrine to Discovery Event, June 25-26 in D.C.

Information here. The workshop ‘From Doctrine to Declaration’, hosted by the University of St Andrews, Scotland and the College of William and Mary seeks to bring both the Christian Doctrine of Discovery and the UNDRIP into the public forum of … Continue reading

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